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 How the Darkness Descended...


“The mind of man is capable of anything.” 
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness



Heart of Darkness 

The story begins during Founder & CEO John Pemberton’s time living in New York City during the 2000’s where he fell in love with the American craft beer scene and its never-ending pursuit of quality and innovation.

John at HOD

Fast forward ten years and that love materialized when Heart of Darkness was founded in 2016 by a group of friends living in Saigon with the goal of becoming Asia’s premium craft beer brand.

Reflecting those inspirations, Heart of Darkness produces over 100 new beers a year and has collected numerous medals in competitions around the Pacific rim.